10.01.2011

what do writers write?

You know that cute lady, Cara, from The First Grade Parade
(Ahh, who am I kiddin'!? Of course you do!!!)  

Well... she recently posted about a super cute writing poster called, "What Do Writers Write?"

After seeing it on her blog (and all over Pinterest) I immediately made one for my class.
With Cara's permission, I am also offering it to you as a free download!

Click the picture below to download:
UPDATE: 
A smaller version (in color and B&W) is now available in this document! 
I had my students put them in their writing workbooks. I hope you can use them! ENjOY!


Thanks for being so creative, Cara!!!

How do you teach the importance of writing in your classroom?

51 comments:

  1. Thank you so much! I'm soooo not talented enough to make these kinds of posters. But I loved her pencil. Thanks ladies for making for the drawing-challenged!

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  2. You are sweet! Seriously though, yours is SO much cuter!!! I think I need to take mine down and replace it with your version!! LOVE IT!!!!
    XOXO

    Cara :)
    The First Grade Parade

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  3. @ Cara: No way! Nothing is ever as cute as the original... just sayin! ;)

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  4. Thanks for sharing this! Both of them are very cute!!

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  5. I loved Cara's and I love yours! Lindsey, you make the most gorgeous creations--I always mean to say that more to you. I love the clarity and vibrancy of all of your work...it makes it so appealing to many different ages. LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!
    Kristen :)

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  6. I loved it so much when I first saw it that I made one for my classroom!! Thanks to both of you!

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  7. Both of you guys are the greatet! I can't explain how much paper I wasted trying to draw that pencil. Well, the pencil the rollercoaster on "What writers write about" and that dang on scienctist from Cara's other anchor chart! Oh and I tried to draw David too!! That ended with me cutting him out of a very OLD book that was taped together. Anyway I've said all of this to say THANK YOU BOTH SO MUCH for the ideas and for keeping me on my toes!

    Takara
    thirstforfirst1.blogspot.com

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  8. Thank you so much. I saw this and I was thinking... How in the world are you going to make this poster and you can not draw. You ROCK!!!!

    Thanks much!!!!

    msnyck2teach@yahoo.com

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  9. I love this. I didn't even think of making it into a poster. I just remade the whole thing! Awesome!

    fernandezsfirsts6.blogspot.com

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  10. I love Cara's, but I LOVE that the one YOU made can go nicely INTO my classroom!! Sounds like a win win to me!!

    Thanks to both of you for beings oooohhhh so crafty!!

    Sarah Hetrick

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  11. This is awesome! I love your blog and thanks for always sharing such great ideas!

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  12. Thanks Lindsay and Cara- This is an adorable anchor chart for the classroom!

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  13. Thanks to both of you! I also saw this on Pinterest and was going to make one this week. Love it!

    Tawnya
    kinderlandfun.blogspot.com

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  14. Love this! Looks like I'll be taking this to Kinkos soon-ish! Thanks ladies! :)

    Amanda
    http://www.oneextradegree.blogspot.com

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  15. Oh my gosh, thank you! That's a wonderful tool for beginning the writing part of Daily 5. I can't wait to get it put up in my room.
    http://www.firstgradefoundme.blogspot.com

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  16. As always... adorable! I love that all of your creations can be used in my classroom the very next day! NO tweaking required... they are always just PERFECT!

    You are a true inspiration... which is why you are receiving the new... I HEART YOUR BLOG AWARD.

    Thanks for sharing your talents with the rest of us! You are AMAZING!!!

    To see the award post and accept it, stop by my blog AWARDS PAGE at: http://candauscrew.blogspot.com/p/i-heart-your-blog-award.html

    Debbie

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  17. Wow! Thank you. This poster will be a great addition to our writing center. You are so kind to share.

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  18. you're fabulous! do you know how i could print teeny ones for the kiddos to put in their writing journals?

    thanks!!
    Lauren
    sunglassesonmyhead.blogspot.com

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  19. Thank you... appreciate the work both of you put into this.

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  20. love!!!! thank you!

    p.s. make ya brownies for a "what do readers read" :)

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  21. Yay! Thanks for this. I had created my own version of it but I'm diggin the clean printed version. :D

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  22. Fun! It's up on my wall, and a admiring 4th grade teacher was sent the doc as well. Thanks!

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  23. Thank you so much...I still have the paper on my kitchen counter that I brought home after I saw Cara's original. :) Now I just have to remember to print this one...thanks Lindsey for the awesome printable and thanks Cara for the original inspiration!

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  24. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these!!! Thanks for creating them, since my second graders can draw better than me!!

    Live Laugh and Love to Learn

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  25. Thank you for sharing all your ideas and free printables as well! I am still in school currently and looking for a job, now to start next fall! Your creative ideas and posters are such a great help to me to get organized now in advance! THANK YOU!

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  27. Thank you so much for sharing. I love this. I do need your help. I am trying to create a Writing Process Pencil. I have clip art that I have purchased through Thistle girl, Scrappin Doodles and DJ Inkers.I would love to know how in the world did you make this pencil.

    Thank you in advance.

    msnyck2teach@yahoo.com

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  28. Do you think you might create one for What do Readers Read like the one The First Grade Parade?

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  29. Hi! I LOVE the pencil! So cute and great ideas. I am wondering if you could make one that says what writers write about and/or why writers write? I have the large pencil hanging by my Daily 5 anchor charts and I would love to add the others, but I do not have the cool pencil outline. :) Thanks!

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  30. Thanks so much! I love the pencil and can't wait to hang it in my writing center.
    Sara
    First Grade Funtastic

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  31. Thanks so much for sharing this! It's a great poster!

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  32. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to have my students start writing samples of each writing to display.

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  33. Thanks for the adorable pencil!

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  34. This is terrific! Thanks for making it easier for me!

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  36. Thank you so much for this wonderful pencil poster! It is going up in my classroom tomorrow.

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  37. Thanks so much! I have been looking for this to hang in my writing center! This is perfect!
    Deb

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  38. Thanks for sharing this great resource!

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  39. Thank you! All of my charts need "face-lifts" and this is perfect. :)

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  40. Thank you so much for this document! I love it! Any chance you could make it available in Word? The poster maker at our school only prints Word documents. :(

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  41. Thanks so much for making this! I loved the original idea and really appreciate the time you took to create and share it! Can't wait to print, cut, put together and put it up in my room. :)

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  42. Love this! Thanks so much for this. It is perfect for my class!

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  43. I love this!! Thank you and Cara for sharing!!

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  44. This pencil is fabulous! Thank you and Cara for sharing! Thank you for the mini versions- I love that idea!

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  45. I second lovelyday's comment. Thank you!

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  46. I just put this together for my classroom today and LOVE it! Thanks for sharing :-)

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late
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  47. ThanksI have been looking for this to add in my writing center! This is perfect....
    Cheap Poster Printing

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  48. I just did this pencil for my classroom also. The students loved it! :)

    -Kendwy
    www.mindofkiwi.com

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thanks for the love ♥

 
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